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Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 06:11:31 GMT
From: hale <>
Subject: Re: Odd problem with 2003 Launch 9-3

Ricardo Meleschi wrote: > I've been having a strange issue with my little SAAB... > > Every fe wmonths, the driver's seat can't be adjusted anymore via it's > power controls... This always times itself with one of the power > windows no longer functioning and/or a power door lock stops working > automatically as well. > > I've taken the car (it's a lease) toa dealer 4 times in the last two > years for that issue (sometimes the window/door that stops working is > different, but it's always the drivers power controls that stop working... > > Has anyone ever heard of this? the dealer just resets the computer and > the problem "goes away" but I'm not exactly happy with that solution. > Heck, I'm never happy if someone can't tell me exactly what was wrong > and how they permanently fixed it. =) > > On the plus side, they are letting me use a 9-2x as a loaner. I don't > think it's the AWD model though... Shucks.. > > Ricardo > I have the same issues with my 2004 Arc. I usually unplug the relevant fuse and it resets things. It is obviously a software issue and the dealer is not able to do anything until SAAB/GM comes up with an update or upgrade. My biggest beef is with the auto wiper (I actually did not want it, it just happen to be on the one car I liked). It is very erratic, in constant rain and speed the wiper might go 1 sweep in 5 seconds to 5 in one second. Being speed sensitive it stops once you stop at a light and that is especially dangerous at night as you may not see a pedestrian. So I have to turn it on and off before moving. Damn awful. You probably have read the parody about Micro$oft making a car, well here's an automaker designing software.

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